Definition of trendoid in US English:

trendoid

noun

informal
  • A person who follows fashion blindly or excessively.

    • ‘These are the ‘battlers' John Howard so successfully wooed in the 1996 elections by exploiting the perception that Keating was pandering to ‘elites’ (inner suburban trendoids like me) instead of looking after the real Aussie worker.’
    • ‘I in turn don't contain even the merest trace elements of sympathy for the ambitious, vain and greedy trendoids who masquerade as contestants on these shows.’
    • ‘That means spotting the trends even before the trendoids do, turning the ideas into affordable clothes, and making the apparel fly off the racks.’
    • ‘But as before, we'd been beaten to the punch by Madeline's group of brainless trendoids.’
    • ‘I got pretty tired of the trendoids - for whom not having a boyfriend is a sin.’
    • ‘What fools we were to have brunch in the West Village, fools for reading New York Magazine restaurant reviews, fools for believing the trendoids and ‘in-the-know’ closet-transplants.’
    • ‘We can send the yuppies running, eradicate the trustafarians, obliterate the trendoids.’
    • ‘He's too busy living the Zagat lifestyle, munching herbed French fries in designer clothing at overpriced restaurants with fellow trendoids who are all cheating on each other.’
    • ‘It had a hot line of pseudo-athletic footwear but collapsed when the trendoids went elsewhere.’
    • ‘Stung, perhaps, by the burgeoning of Greenside as the newest suburb where trendoids go to dine, Melville is reasserting its gastronomic credentials in late October with a two-day Meander.’
    • ‘The problem with Toronto ‘it’ events is that they also tend to draw out a superficial crowd of trendoids whose only goal in the evening is to see and be seen.’
    • ‘Tempted as you are to visit big gay Meccas teeming with lab types, all these trendoids will do nothing but put you to sleep.’
    • ‘Crate-digging funkoholics and hipper-than-thou trendoids, that's who.’
    • ‘Her daughter, the narrator, is a New Age arty trendoid sui generis.’
    • ‘This particular school has become popular among the trendoids of a certain Johannesburg suburb - no names, no detention.’
    • ‘Be warned though, after 8pm the trendoids come out and it's all heels please ladies and smart shoes and long pants gentlemen.’

adjective

informal
  • Following fashion blindly or extravagantly.

    • ‘If you're more of a down dog, hit your trendoid yoga class in style.’
    • ‘Finally, the Melbourne's scene can be clicky and trendoid.’
    • ‘Especially if we belong to trendoid inner-suburban branches like I am, we may send a motion or two to the Party hierarchy and receive polite replies.’

Pronunciation

trendoid

/ˈtrendoid/